by Team Henné <3 / Apr 27, 2021

THE HAPPINESS REPORT (4.27.21)

Aerial view of forest and ocean in Costa Rica
Photo cred: A. Malamov

NEW RADAR IN COSTA RICA CAN TRACK TINY SPACE DEBRIS

Space debris flying around Earth’s orbit is a major threat to the International Space Station (ISS) and future manned space missions. That’s why LeoLabs, a company that provides commercial radar tracking services for objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), just built the “most advanced commercial space radar of its kind” in Costa Rica.

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https://www.optimistdaily.com/2021/04/new-space-radar-in-costa-rica-can-track-the-smallest-of-space-debris/

Source: The Optimist Daily


MEET THE VET WHO’S BEEN GIVING FREE MEDICAL CARE TO PETS OF THE HOMELESS FOR ALMOST A DECADE

A day volunteering at a soup kitchen would bring Dr. Kwane Stewart face-to-face with his life's calling. What started out an exercise in teaching his young son the importance of giving back and helping others, became the start of a decade-long mission to provide free healthcare to the pets of homeless people on the streets of California. Today, the 49-year-old veterinarian spends his free time driving around the state in search of homeless people with animals who might be in need of medical attention. His role as "The Street Vet" has taught him a valuable lesson: these animals offer more than companionship to their owners. They also give them love, hope, and security.

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https://www.brightvibes.com/1638/en/meet-the-vet-whos-been-giving-free-medical-care-to-pets-of-the-homeless-for-almost-a-decade

Source: BrightVibes


HERO TRUCKER IGNORES OWN SAFETY TO SAVE UTILITY WORKER STUCK IN A BUCKET WITH FIRE BLAZING BELOW

A trucker was at the right place at the right time to become a hero when he rescued a utility worker who was trapped in a raised bucket truck, which had caught fire below.

With just minutes to spare before the truck exploded, a police officer ran over to a tractor trailer that was stopped at a nearby intersection.

The driver, Efrain Zepeda, sprang into action, moving his trailer beneath the Santa Rosa, California utility worker, without care for his own safety, to provide the man with a means of escape.

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https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/hero-trucker-saves-bucket-truck-worker-from-fire/

Source: Good News Network


STRANGER WHO FOUND 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S BALLOON CONTAINING WISHES GIFTS HER A PUPPY

In December, Luna Gonzalez and her twin sister, Gianella, of Kansas, released balloons containing holiday wishes. Alvin Bamburg of Louisiana found one of them and honored the girls' wishes.

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https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/family/video/stranger-found-year-girls-balloon-wishes-gifts-puppy-77182961

Source: GMA


STUDY LINKS MUSHROOM CONSUMPTION TO LOWERED RISK OF CANCER

These versatile fungi can be used to make sustainable clothing, treat depression, and even build decomposable coffins. Now, a new study from Penn State College of Medicine indicates that mushroom consumption could help protect against cancer.

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https://www.optimistdaily.com/2021/04/study-links-mushroom-consumption-to-lowered-risk-of-cancer/

Source: The Optimist Daily


WOMAN CAME TO SHELTER AND FOUND CAT WITH PERFECTLY ASYMMETRIC FACE STARING AT HER

After meeting a few cats, she felt a pair of eyes looking at her and turned to that direction. "I noticed a (tabby) cat staring right at me with her squinty face and tongue hanging out, and I knew she was my girl.”

The tabby named Piddlesticks came to the shelter with a broken jaw. She was pregnant and rough around the edges. After a long foster journey and undergoing kitty jaw surgery, she was back to her happy self, sporting the cutest asymmetric face.

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https://www.lovemeow.com/shelter-cat-perfectly-asymmetric-face-2652767713.html

Source: Love Meow


DRINKING THIS JUICE COULD HELP PROMOTE HEALTHY AGING, SCIENTISTS FIND

Drinking a certain root vegetable juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria associated with healthier blood vessels and brain function, according to a new study of people aged 70-80.

Certain foods including lettuce, spinach, and celery are rich in inorganic nitrate, and many oral bacteria play a role in turning nitrate to nitric oxide, which helps to regulate blood vessels and neurotransmission, or chemical messages in the brain.

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https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/beetroot-juice-may-promote-health-aging-exeter-university/

Source: Good News Network